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Surprise, surprise, BC Hydro announces rate hikes are coming…


Surprise, surprise, BC Hydro announces rate hikes are coming…

A wise teacher once said that if a dog bites you, and you don’t immediately give it a correction, the biting will continue.

Rate hikes are coming. Ouch! Time-of-use billing won’t be far behind. Ouch! Then, in a few years or earlier, the “smart” meters will need upgrades. Ouch!

The working longevity of these meters is estimated to be approximately 20 years. Does that mean another billion dollars? Ouch!

Thankfully, we can give BC Hydro a correction right now by joining the class-action lawsuit started by Nomi Davis of Salt Spring Island, who had a meter forced on her under the threat of cutting off her power – an essential service.

We want true choice, which for those of us who have done the research, means an analog meter.

We want true choice, which means a no-fee opt-out for everyone, including those who have a smart meter and no longer want it.

Tanesa Kiso, White Rock



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